Seriously Travellers! Bubble Hotel Bali: A Place to Remember

Seriously Travellers! Bubble Hotel Bali: A Place to Remember

If sleeping in a tent sounds okay for you, there are times when you just have to keep those sleeping bags tied under your bags and splurge yourself for a night or two at the Bubble Hotel Bali.

This goes to you whom like adventure and going on trips around the world, chance is, you’ve got yourself a bucket list full of places you want to go to before you die–or settle down.

Picture this: you, your S.O., the stars, the Indian Ocean, a bonfire, and a space so ethereal you’ll spend the following nights wondering to yourself if it was just a dream.

This, we can assure you: it was. Well, at least. While the hots prefer not to share their exact location before we make a booking, they are kind enough to inform that it is located in Pecatu, Uluwatu, around 20 to 25 kilometers or around a 90 to 120 minutes-drive from Seminyak; surely an experience you will never forget.

Imagine sleeping under the starry night in the arms of your loved ones and falling asleep with the sound of the sea and fire –but without nasty mosquitos biting you every two seconds. Sounds like heaven, right?

Honestly, though, with or without a significant other, this bubbly (pun intended) experience is one you will enjoy tremendously. As their customer say, it is the perfect place to connect with yourself, especially if you include a bonfire and hot meals in your order.

Make yourself a cup of warm coffee or tea, listen to the sea and the sound of the monkeys (yes, there are monkeys in the area, but don’t worry, Bali animals are routinely treated and vaccinated), or play some cosy tunes on your phone; just don’t forget to put your headphones on so no one will be disturbed. They might prefer the sound of nature after the everyday playlist you got going on.

The hosts recently added some bigger bubbles that fit a king-size bed (they previously provide smaller ones with a queen bed in each of them) and even some with curtains–which can help protect your privacy should you need one.

Moreover, it seems that they know pretty well about the kind of experience people dream of having since they offer airport transfer, lemonade, a romantic dinner, flowers, a bonfire, BBQ, candles, games to avert your focus from your phones, Frisbees, kites to fly, a volley ball to play on the beach, telescopic star-gazing, polaroids, a massage… the list goes on and on. It’s like they want to make sure you get an amazing experience.

However, it is important to note that this bubble hotel experience is exactly what we said in the beginning: an adventure.

From the start point where you should get all of your supplies for the night (extra water, snacks, mosquito repellent, light food to munch on while you wait for the food you ordered) to the bubbles you will need around 20 to 30 minutes down a trek that, according to some people, are quite difficult to hike on.

Be prepared with a good anti slip trekking shoes since it can get quite slippery on some areas, especially during the rainy season, which, on the other hand, will definitely help cool down the temperature in the bubbles in the day time. Some former bubble hotel experience guests recommend to come an hour before the sun set as it will be much cooler in the bubble and you will also get to see one of the most amazing sunsets in your life.

As far as humidity goes, it is hard to imagine a beach without a certain level of humidity; so it is something you will definitely meet in the bubble. Another thing to note is to bring some kind of portable lighting to put in the bathroom since it gets very dark after sundown and we all know how annoying it is walking in the dark in a place you are not familiar with (hello, there, blue pinky toe). This can also be your lighting if you decide not to order the bonfire but still wants to sit outside the bubble before you go to bed.

As stated in their site, the secluded beach is just 10 meters away from the bubbles, but you can’t really swim there due to the strong currents. Some people talk about the rubbish on the beach which we think should be part of the vicinity’s responsibility. However, it is still a nice experience to have a pretty secluded beach for just a few of us, although it’s actually a public beach with very limited visitors due to the long walk down and up the hill. It is also said that you can buy lunch from a nearby beach warung but not for dinner since they close off near the sun down.

This amazing bubble hotel experience is priced at $100 a night, which some consider to be worth the money and some don’t. With a not so good communication line with the staff, it will be a good idea to come all prepared: pack the things you need for the night and leave the bulky luggage in the receiving point, wear an anti-slip trekking shoes, bring lights or flashlights, a small, battery-powered fan to combat the humid air, and pray that the blowers that keeps your bubble inflated does not go out of gas in the middle and night (which will deflate it and leave you under a mess–not dangerous, just very annoying.

All and all, people tend to give the bubble hotel experience a thumb up; but only if you are one that can go with the flow, and just go with anything the universe throws upon you. Otherwise, it can be quite a challenging experience and a day of hiding in the bushes when the bubbles get too hot for you to be inside. A truly unique and amazing experience that no one in Uluwatu should miss.

See you in the bubbles!

Jimbaran Local Food and International Dining and Gourmet Experience

Jimbaran Local Food and International Dining and Gourmet Experience

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

We often wonder what was on the mind of Bernard Shaw when he wrote this line in his piece Man and Superman; did it come to him from personal experience? Did someone tell him a story from which he got the idea? Did his mother used to tell him that? Whatever the reason was, this powerful sentence stays true for decades and decades that follow.

We all have that one friend or a couple who travel around the world solely for the purpose of trying out new food; from the gruesome lamb heads in the Scandinavian countries all the way to icky fried insects on the streets of South East Asian countries. Weirdly enough, it even seems like the weirder the food taste, the happier these people get. Does this ring a bell? Well, if you do know one, or better yet, find yourself as one of the kind, then you probably need to make a plan to go to Bali in the very near future.

As one of the most exciting dining destinations in the world, Bali is definitely a place to find not only great Indonesian food, but also fine dining restaurants with so many stars that may blind your naked eyes. The variety of the food offered in this little paradise may make you find yourself eating their traditionally cooked pork ribs, cheesy Italian pasta, freshly grilled Sea Food, and the country’s famous Nasi Goreng, all in the same day.

If you are a person who enjoys sitting back and relaxing through the holiday, then you should consider taking a culinary tour. This one easy step will guarantee you a magnificent palate experience full of exotic food and colorful drinks. A typical culinary adventure here starts with your private driver and local tour guide collecting you at your hotel, escorting you to your first dining destination just in time to view the sunset as you enjoy the first meal of the evening. As the journey progresses, you’ll have your taste buds travel through four of Bali’s most remarkable restaurants, feasting on their best dishes, and finally end the night with a selection of comforting desserts.

This kind of tour offers a very pleasing experience in regard of the island’s dining extravaganza since it is personally crafted with a combination of tastefully selected restaurants in attempt to turn your evening into an unforgettable dining marathon. What makes it even more exciting is how every destination remain unfolded until the tour begins. With each and every detail cared for, you can just sit back in your breezy gowns and let the palate takes the charge.

However, if you are more of a perfectionist and can’t stand having your day being organized without you, then worry not; we will share with you some of the best places to dine within Jimbaran areas so you can arrange the evening on your own.

Local Food Galore

No food adventure is complete without tasting some local wisdom. In this area of the world, the most perfect food are usually the ones sold in humble huts with no fancy dress codes widely known as “Warung”in Bahasa Indonesia. We suggest you not to be fooled by their simple appearance and get your tongue ready to be surprised instead. Here are a list of five best local Warungs in Jimbaran:

  1. Kedonganan Seafood Restaurants and Jimbaran Seafood Cafes – these ones are just the must-go places if you’re looking for some fresh seafood. Located just by the sea, these cafes and restaurants offer you the fun and satisfactory experience of eating good marine animals with a fraction of the price you’d be paying if you were in a fancy restaurant.
  2. Warung Campur-Campur, Jimbaran

Eating in an Indonesian warung might be a pretty interesting experience on its own. Mainly adopting the buffet style, most warungs here displays an array of rice (because we eat everything with rice) and side dishes to choose from. Since each of them are portioned and priced, by the end of the line you’ll be given a card with a nominal written on it. You then bring the card to the cashier and pay according to the nominal written there. These warungs have great taste and will definitely have you leave the place full in your heart and tummy.

  1. Warung Nasi Ayam Bu Oki (Jalan Celagi Basur No. 3Y, Jimbaran)

This one is famous for its Nasi Ayam (literally translates into chicken rice). Be warned that it is not the same with its in-laws the Hainan chicken rice, though. Balinese chicken rice consists of, well, naturally, chicken and rice; but they are cooked in an entirely different manner with those Hainanese ones. If you enjoy spicy food and the taste of herbs, then this is definitely a must-try.

  1. Waroeng Betawi Ahong (Jalan Raya Kampus Universitas Udayana)

Specializing in traditional Batavian (Betawi, the original inhabitants of Jakarta, the country’s capital town) cuisine, this warung serves the famous Soto Betawi (a must for you meat-stew lover), Soto Mie (a delicious street food consisting of noodles and chicken stew), Siomay dumplings, and a fantastic Gado-Gado. Do consider to pay a visit if you are interested in another authentic Indonesian taste.

  1. Warung Santai (Jalan Toyaning, Jimbaran)

Staying true to its name, this warung offers you a very laid-back (that is what “Santai” means) ambience in which you are able to choose whether you want to sit by the tables or the cushioned tatami-mats. Their chicken-cola is among unique local tastes you might want to try.

International Food Extravagance

Every food lover know the art of balancing between eating like locals and trying out the fine-dining experience when they are out and about in another country. Why do it any different in Bali when there are literally thousands of them to choose from? As overwhelming as it may sound, here we share the top five dining experience you just have to try during your visit to the island, especially if you are staying within the area of Jimbaran and Uluwatu.

  1. Kayuputi (St. Regis Bali Resort)

As a five-time winner of the Wine Spectator Award, this beachfront dining restaurant offers amazing Asian-influenced high cuisine menu alongside an untarnished selection of stellar-quality wine. Come on Sunday for a world-famous brunch menu selection to boast about when you come back home.

  1. Cuca (Jalan Yoga Perkanthi)

Just as the name suggests, this Spanish restaurant specializes in tapas so beautiful that it breaks your heart just thinking about eating it. Their Honey-baked Pumpkin Salad, Smoked Butterfish, and the BBQ Octopus is not something you will want to miss, and remember this: their cocktails are to die for.

  1. Sundara Beach Club (Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay)

With a Sanskrit name meaning beautiful, it seems befitting that the place combines the relaxing beach club vibe with an upscale five star restaurant to blow our senses away. Go there just after the sun is down to see the fire pits being lit and the bartenders get busy, you won’t regret it.

  1. Soleil (The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas)

This stunning, beachfront dining restaurant is one of the favorites among both local and international guests staying at the Mulia Resort and Villas due to its ocean view; especially when mixed with their Mediterranian and Pan-Asian cuisine with a selection of premium meat and grilled seafood. Their Sunday Brunch is also not something you want to miss as they are highly praised by almost everyone in the island.

  1. Sake No Hana (Omnia Day Club)

You will love how it feels to drink a glass of sake and munching some gourmet-style sushi surrounded by nature and Uluwatu’s sunny cliffs if you decide to try this London-born brand by the sunset. Truly a paradise.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” or so said our man Hippocrates; but with that many references of dining options, it will be wise to protect yourself and take a precaution. Bali is getting much and much better in term of food hygiene, very much more so in the kitchens of major hotelier brands that decide to try their luck in this beautiful island of the gods. Admittedly, though, there is something you’ll be familiar with as a Bali Belly, a case of upset stomach caused by either the difference of the herbs and spices used in their food, extreme climate changes, or the hygiene standard in the region.

There is almost nothing to be scared about if you still want to do a culinary tour as we have picked for you high-rated restaurants with four stars review and above, but when and if anything goes wrong, don’t let an upset stomach tears your holiday apart. Here in Unicare, we are equipped with the best concoctions and professionals to give you the antidote for Bali Belly: our famous Bali Belly Package. Next time you’re experiencing abdominal cramps and pain, simply go to our website and book yourself and appointment. Our on-call team will be more than happy to come to your place and administer this amazing liquid to reset your stomachs back to its prime condition.

Well, we guess it’s time for us to say, Selamat Makan!

 

Updated Human Rabies Immunoglobulin & When You actually need it

Updated Human Rabies Immunoglobulin & When You actually need it

Human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG), sometimes referred to as Rabies Immune Globulin (RabIg), is a shot that is given as soon as possible after a likely exposure to rabies. It contains rabies antibodies that immediately inactivate and control the rabies virus until the vaccine begins to work.

Vaccination against rabies is used in two distinct situations:

  • To protect those who are at risk of exposure to rabies, i.e. preexposure vaccination;
  • To prevent the development of clinical rabies after exposure has occurred, usually following the bite of an animal suspected of having rabies, i.e. post-exposure prophylaxis.

The vaccines used for pre-exposure and post-exposure vaccination are the same, but the immunization schedule differs. Rabies immunoglobulin is used only for post-exposure prophylaxis. Modern vaccines of cell-culture or embryonated-egg origin are safer and more effective than the older vaccines, which were produced in brain tissue.

These modern rabies vaccines are now available in major urban centres of most countries of the developing world. Rabies immunoglobulin, on the other hand, is in short supply worldwide and may not be available, even in major urban centres, in many dog rabies-infected countries

  • HRIG is given only one time, at the beginning of treatment for rabies exposure.
  • The full dose of HRIG is injected into the exposure wound and into the area around the wound. Any remaining dose of HRIG will be injected into a different muscle from the one where the vaccine shot will be given.
  • HRIG is given only to people who have not received the rabies vaccine before their most recent exposure. People who previously received the vaccine already have some rabies antibodies, and another HRIG injection can make the post-exposure vaccination series less effective.
  • HRIG may cause pain at the site of the shot and a low-grade fever after the shot is given.

Special warnings and precautions for use

Ensure that Human Rabies Immunoglobulin is not administered into a blood vessel, because of the risk of shock.

True hypersensitivity reactions are rare.

Human rabies immunoglobulin contains a small quantity of IgA. Individuals who are deficient in IgA have the potential for developing IgA antibodies and may have anaphylactic reactions after administration of blood components containing IgA.

Rarely, human rabies immunoglobulin can induce a fall in blood pressure with anaphylactic reaction, even in patients who have tolerated previous treatment with human immunoglobulin.

Suspicion of allergic or anaphylactic type reactions requires immediate discontinuation of the injection. In case of shock, standard medical treatment for shock should be implemented.

Standard measures to prevent infections resulting from the use of medicinal products prepared from human blood or plasma include selection of donors, screening of individual donations and plasma pools for specific markers of infection and the inclusion of effective manufacturing steps for the inactivation/removal of viruses. Despite this, when medicinal products prepared from human blood or plasma are administered, the possibility of transmitting infective agents cannot be totally excluded. This also applies to unknown or emerging viruses and other pathogens.

The measures taken are considered effective for enveloped viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) and for the non-enveloped hepatitis A and parvovirus B19 viruses.

There is reassuring clinical experience regarding the lack of hepatitis A or parvovirus B19 transmission with immunoglobulins and it is also assumed that the antibody content makes an important contribution to the viral safety.

It is strongly recommended that every time that Human Rabies Immunoglobulin is administered to a patient, the name and batch number of the product are recorded in order to maintain a link between the patient and the batch of the product.

What is the difference between rabies vaccine and HRIG?

A course of rabies vaccines (given into the shoulder muscle) works to develop long term immunity, but this may take seven days to begin providing protection. For this reason, HRIG is usually given into the wound or site of injury to provide immediate short term protection while the rabies vaccines start to work. Long term protection is essential as rabies infection can take a long time to develop. Not everyone potentially exposed to rabies or ABLV will be advised to have HRIG.

For example, HRIG is generally not required for people who have been previously vaccinated against rabies. When recommended, it is important to have the HRIG as well as the vaccine to ensure complete protection against rabies or ABLV.

What is the difference between ERIG and HRIG?

ERIG is equine RIG and is produced in horses. HRIG is human RIG and is produced in humans.
Both products contain antibodies specifically made against rabies virus. Both products are produced by vaccinating horses (ERIG) or humans (HRIG) and harvesting their plasma which contains antibodies against rabies virus. The dose of ERIG is twice as high (40 IU/Kg of body weight) as the dose needed if you receive HRIG (20 IU/Kg of body weight). Modern (more purified) ERIG is now considered as safe as HRIG by WHO.

How many doses of rabies vaccine are needed following a bite or scratch by a potentially infected animal?

A course of four doses is generally needed over a period of one month (0, 3, 7, 14 days). However, an additional fifth dose is needed at 30 days for anyone who has a weakened immune system. The injections are given in the muscle of the upper arm.

Are there any side effects?

All medicines and vaccines have side effects. For this vaccine, about 20% of people complain of redness at the injection site or a sore arm. Other side effects include fever (8%), headache (5%), stomach upset (5%), muscle aches and pains (5%) and a rash (5%).

A very small minority of people (1 in 10,000) can suffer a severe allergic reaction, with symptoms that might include difficulty breathing and swelling of the throat. This is exactly the same reaction that occurs in some people who are allergic to bee stings or peanuts. Your doctor will ask you to stay in the clinic for about 20 minutes after the rabies vaccination to ensure you are not one of those very few people who are allergic to the rabies vaccine. If this reaction occurs, it is usually easily treated at the clinic.

Throughout the world, five cases of inflammation of the brain have been reported among the millions of people who have been given rabies vaccine. These cases have not been linked with certainty to the vaccine.

Should the vaccinations be stopped if there are side effects?

The disease caused by rabies and ABLV is lethal and the recommended vaccination schedule should be continued unless there is a severe allergic reaction. If a severe allergic reaction occurs, specialist advice should be sought and the risk of developing infection must be carefully considered before deciding to discontinue the vaccinations.

Are there any people who should not have the vaccine for medical reasons?

No. The disease caused by rabies and ABLV infection is lethal, so all people bitten or scratched by a potentially infected animal should have the vaccine. If your doctor thinks there is a risk of a severe allergic reaction, then specialist advice should be sought.

What about women who are pregnant or breast feeding?

There is no evidence that the vaccine can harm unborn babies. Follow up of 200 pregnant women in Thailand found that the vaccine was safe. It is not known if the vaccine is secreted in human milk, but any vaccine present in breast milk should not have harmful effects.

What should you do if you experience vaccine side effects?

For mild side effects such as headache, muscle soreness or fever, paracetamol may be taken every four hours up to a maximum for adults of eight 500 mg tablets in 24 hours. If fever persists or you are concerned about your condition consult your doctor.

When and where is human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) given?

When recommended, HRIG is usually given with the first dose of the vaccine. It provides immunity until the vaccine starts to protect at about day 7. It is preferable that as much as possible of the HRIG is injected in and around the wound site.

How is HRIG prepared?

It is prepared from the plasma of donated human blood.

Are there any side effects of HRIG?

Pain and discomfort can occur at the injection site. Fever and chills sometimes occur. As with all medicines, acute severe allergic reactions occur very rarely. Because HRIG is prepared from human blood, the risk of transmitting blood-borne infections cannot be absolutely excluded. This risk also applies to as yet unknown diseases.

The risk of spreading known diseases is reduced during the production of HRIG by screening blood donors, by screening all donated blood for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and by further processing of the blood to extract the immunoglobulins. There have been no reports in Australia of transmission of any blood borne disease in people who have received HRIG.

Are there any other adverse effects of HRIG?

Administration of immunoglobulin may interfere with the effectiveness of some vaccines (eg. measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccines). You should tell your doctor if you have had one of these vaccinations in the two weeks before the HRIG injection.

It may be necessary for you to be re-vaccinated (with measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox vaccines) four months after the dose of HRIG.

Author : Tina

 

Here is the Difference between Rabies Vaccine & HRIG

Here is the Difference between Rabies Vaccine & HRIG

Before we talked about Rabies Vaccine and HRIG and explain on both advantage and disadvantage of Rabies Vaccine and HRIG let’s talk about Rabies first.

Rabies is a serious disease. It is caused by a virus. Rabies is mainly a disease of animals. Humans get rabies when they are bitten by infected animals. At first there might not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability.

These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies is almost always fatal. Wild animals—especially bats—are the most common source of human rabies infection in the United States.

Virtually all infections with rabies resulted in death until two French scientists, Louis Pasteur and Émile Roux, developed the first rabies vaccination in 1885. This vaccine was first used on a human on July 6, 1885, on nine-year-old Joseph Meister (1876–1940), who had been mauled by a rabid dog.

Their vaccine consisted of a sample of the virus harvested from infected (and necessarily dead) rabbits that was weakened by allowing it to dry for 5 to 10 days. Similar nerve tissue-derived vaccines are still used now in some countries, and while they are much cheaper than modern cell culture vaccines, they are not as effective. Neural tissue vaccines also carry a certain risk of neurological complications.

Skunks, raccoons, dogs, cats, coyotes, foxes and other mammals can also transmit the disease. Human rabies is rare in the United States. There have been only 55 cases diagnosed since 1990. However, between 16,000 and 39,000 people are vaccinated each year as a precaution after animal bites. Also, rabies is far more common in other parts of the world, with about 40,000–70,000 rabies-related deaths worldwide each year. Bites from unvaccinated dogs cause most of these cases.

If you got bitten by these animal, here are some things you can do. Thoroughly clean the wound site with soap and water for 5 minutes. If available, an antiseptic that kills viruses such as povidone-iodine, iodine tincture, aqueous iodine solution or alcohol (ethanol) should be applied after washing.

If exposed, mucous membranes such as eyes, nose or mouth should be flushed well with water. It is important to follow these processes with appropriate treatment with rabies vaccine and HRIG. If it is possible, call the animal control authorities.

Rabies vaccine and HRIG also can be preventive ways for those who are not getting any exposure. For example, People at high risk of exposure to rabies, such as veterinarians, animal handlers, rabies laboratory workers, spelunkers, and rabies biologics production workers should be offered rabies vaccine. The vaccine should also be considered for, People whose activities bring them into frequent contact with rabies virus or with possibly rabid animals, and International travelers who are likely to come in contact with animals in parts of the world where rabies is common.

In the last sentence before, we mention about rabies vaccine and HRIG, in this article we will explain to you the information of those two that you might be need to know. he first rabies vaccine was introduced in 1885, and was followed by an improved version in 1908. Millions of people globally have been vaccinated and it is estimated that this saves more than 250,000 people a year. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.

The wholesale cost in the developing world is between 44 and 78 USD for a course of treatment as of 2014.  In the United States a course of rabies vaccine is more than 750 USD.  What is the differences between rabies vaccine and HRIG? A course of rabies vaccines (given into the shoulder muscle) works to develop long term immunity, but this may take seven days to begin providing protection.

For this reason, HRIG is usually given into the wound or site of injury to provide immediate short term protection while the rabies vaccines start to work. Long term protection is essential as rabies infection can take a long time to develop. Not everyone potentially exposed to rabies or ABLV will be advised to have HRIG. For example, HRIG is generally not required for people who have been previously vaccinated against rabies. When recommended, it is important to have the HRIG as well as the vaccine to ensure complete protection against rabies or ABLV.

Rabies Vaccine is needed when no one knows the animal and it cannot be observed, or in countries where rabid animals are prevalent, treatment should begin immediately, If, within the 10 days of observation, the animal shows any signs of rabies (such as bizarre or unusual behavior), then treatment should begin immediately. Wild animals, such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes and bats may carry rabies. Unvaccinated companion animals, such as cats and dogs, may carry rabies.

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In the next paragraphs we will let you know about the dosage of rabies vaccine and HRIG.  For the rabies vaccine we have 3 times of the shot which are as soon as you got bitten, 7 days after dose 1 and 21 days or 28 days after dose 1.

Meanwhile, Human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) is a shot that is given as soon as possible after a likely exposure to rabies. HRIG contains rabies antibodies that immediately inactivate and control the rabies virus until the vaccine begins to work. HRIG is given only one time, at the beginning of treatment for rabies exposure.

For your consideration HRIG is given only to people who have not received the rabies vaccine before their most recent exposure. People who previously received the vaccine already have some rabies antibodies, and another HRIG injection can make the post exposure vaccination series less effective.

Now let’s talk about the side effect. Actually all of the medicines and vaccines have side effect, including Rabies vaccine and HRIG.  For this vaccine, about 20% of people complain of redness at the injection site or a sore arm. Other side effects include fever (8%), headache (5%), stomach upset (5%), muscle aches and pains (5%) and a rash (5%). A very small minority of people (1 in 10,000) can suffer a severe allergic reaction, with symptoms that might include difficulty breathing and swelling of the throat. This is exactly the same reaction that occurs in some people who are allergic to bee stings or peanuts. Your doctor will ask you to stay in the clinic for about 20 minutes after the rabies vaccination to ensure you are not one of those very few people who are allergic to the rabies vaccine. If this reaction occurs, it is usually easily treated at the clinic. Throughout the world, five cases of inflammation of the brain have been reported among the millions of people who have been given rabies vaccine. These cases have not been linked with certainty to the vaccine.

For the HRIG, pain and discomfort can occur at the injection site. Fever and chills sometimes occur. As with all medicines, acute severe allergic reactions occur very rarely. Because HRIG is prepared from human blood, the risk of transmitting blood-borne infections cannot be absolutely excluded.

This risk also applies to as yet unknown diseases. The risk of spreading known diseases is reduced during the production of HRIG by screening blood donors, by screening all donated blood for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and by further processing of the blood to extract the immunoglobulins. There have been no reports in Australia of transmission of any blood borne disease in people who have received HRIG.

You need to tell your doctor as soon as possible if the side effect of rabies vaccine and HRIG occurred. Also, before you get rabies vaccine and HRIG, you have to tell your doctor if you ever had a serious (life-threatening) allergic reaction to a previous dose of rabies vaccine, or to any component of the vaccine; tell your doctor if you have any severe allergies, have a weakened immune system because of HIV/AIDS or another disease that affects the immune system, treatment with drugs that affect the immune system, such as steroids, cancer, or cancer treatment with radiation or drugs.

If you have a minor illness, such as a cold, you can be vaccinated. If you are moderately or severely ill, you should probably wait until you recover before getting a routine (non-exposure) dose of rabies vaccine.

If you are pregnant or still in breast feeding phase, there is no evidence that the vaccine can harm unborn babies. Follow up of 200 pregnant women in Thailand found that the vaccine was safe. It is not known if the vaccine is secreted in human milk, but any vaccine present in breast milk should not have harmful effects. For the safeties of the mother and baby you have to always consult first with your doctor first.

If you still want to learn more about Rabies Vaccine and HRIG during your visit in Bali, you can go and contact Hydro Medical Bali. They will provide you the information that you needed for Rabies Vaccine and HRIG. Also, they will provide you the vaccine when you needed it with the handling of their professional health care.

 

The Epic Story Behind The Ubud’s Legong Dance & Ramayana

The Epic Story Behind The Ubud’s Legong Dance & Ramayana

While visiting Ubud, make sure to check out the Legong Ramayana Dance.

This attraction is really famous around the world. The specific place that will held this Legong Ramayana Dance is Ubud. The Dancing is very entertaining, the music unique and skilled, and the story insightful.

The Legong Ramayana Dance is a show that combines dance and drama with theme of Ramayana story. In Ubud there will be so many places that offer you The Legong Ramayana Dance every single night.

Before you jump in to Ubud’s place to watch The Legong Ramayana Dance Here is a brief explanation The Legong Ramayana Dance (IndonesianSendratari Legong Ramayana) is a visualization and representation of the epic Ramayana saga, originally written by Valmiki in the Sanskrit language, in a highly stylized dance artform. Ramayana Ballet performance combines music, dance and drama, usually performed without dialogue.

Meanwhile in Indonesia, Ramayana mainly can be found in two major dance traditions; the Javanese and Balinese traditions, presented as a complete set of performing art including dance drama and intricate gamelan orchestra.

In Java, Ramayana ballet is part of Javanese Wayang Wong tradition, as the performance combines traditional Javanese dance, drama, and music. It is regularly performed in many places, such as: at the Hindu temple Prambanan, also known as Prambanan Ramayana Ballet; Purawisata Ramayana Ballet, at Yogyakarta Purawisata cultural center; and Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Hotel. While in Bali, Ramayana ballet is performed in two forms, as stylized sendratari (lit. ballet) as those performed in Ubud, or as part of Kecak dance as those performed.

The Ramayana Ballet is a beautiful art performance, amazing and hard to match. This show is able to unify the Javanese arts of dance, drama and music in one stage and one momentum to present the Ramayana story, the legendary epic of Walmiki written in Sanskrit.

The Ramayana story which is performed on this show is similar to the one carved on Prambanan Temple. As many have said, the Ramayana story carved in the most beautiful Hindu temple is similar to the story in oral tradition in India. The long and tense storyline is summarized in four plays or rounds, Sinta’s abduction, Anoman’s mission to Alengka, the death of Kumbakarna or Rahwana, and Rama-Sinta’s reunion.

Legong Ramayana Dance Ubud

In contrast to other types of dances that use music as a companion, kecak dance performance is not accompanied by music rebound at all. The only audible sound comes from the dancers who say the word “cak-cak” in reply. In addition, there was also a clattering sound from the property used by the dancers. The rattling sound is derived from the crank bracelets used on the wrists and dancers’ feet. Therefore, Kecak Dance becomes a very unique dance and dance.

The story begins when King Janaka held a contest to determine the companion of Dewi Shinta (his daughter) who eventually won Rama Wijaya. Followed by Rama’s adventure, Shinta and Rama’s younger brother named Laksmana in Dandaka Forest. In the woods that they meet Rahwana who want to have Shinta because it is considered as the incarnation of Goddess Widowati, a woman who has long sought.

To attract Shinta’s attention, Rahwana transforms a follower named Marica into a Kijang. The effort was successful because Shinta was captivated and asked Rama to chase him. Laksama looking for Rama after a long time never returning while Shinta abandoned and given protection in the form of a magic circle so Rahwana can not kidnap. The protection failed because Shinta was kidnapped after Rahwana transformed into Durna.

At the end of the story, Shinta was recaptured from Ravana by Hanoman, a lively and mighty monkey figure. But when brought back, Rama just did not trust Shinta anymore and think it has been tarnished. To prove the sacredness of self, Shinta asked to burn her body. The sanctity of Shinta is proved to be that her body is not burnt, but it is more beautiful. Rama finally accepted him back as a wife. The Story is pretty long right?

Legong Ramayana Dance Shinta Chapter

Those are the short explanation of Ramayana dance in Bali. Although it has a sacred value, but kecak dance can be used as media to preserve the art and culture of the people of Bali. In the show, kecak dance is performed by bringing the story of wayang of Ramayana. With the display of Kecak dance performances, more and more people are familiar with the story of Ramayana. This dance is presented with the aim to provide entertainment to all Indonesian people and the world. Therefore, Kecak dance is often displayed on stage staging to entertain tourists visiting the island of Bali.

Sendratari prioritizes expression-boosting movements in lieu of dialogue, so it is expected that the delivery of the epic Ramayana can be more easily understood against different cultural backgrounds and audiences. The appearance of Ramayana stories in the form of dance performances is available in various countries such as Cambodia, Srilanka, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and India.

However, The Legong Ramayana Dance in Bali appeared in 1965 at the 5th anniversary of Kokar Bali (now SMK Negeri Sukawati) with I Wayan Beratha performing arts. Since then Kokar Balinese students and ASTI (now ISI) Denpasar students have started to perform Ramayana Ballet which is also accompanied by karawitan and dalang. Bali Arts Festival which started since 1979 started the Ramayana Ballet performance in colossal form, the performance was on open stage Ardha Candra Taman Budaya.

Legong Ramayana Dance, Rama and Shinta Chapter

The Legong Ramayana Dance story attract so many tourists in Ubud, Bali. Sometimes the Ramayana Legong Dance also performed together with Kecak Dance which make it more unique in some ways. In Bali, the staging Ramayana stories are usually incorporated into the story in kecak dance. Kecak dancers will complete the Ramayana story show in Bali, and of course the nuance will be much different from the dance held at Prambanan Temple. Just like in the ballet, this kecak dance performance was divided into several scenes.

The division of the scene is uncertain, depending on the group performing. In some scenes, such as when Laksmana gives Shinta a protective circle, this kecak dancer will move in the middle and form a circle that surrounds Shinta. At the Sugriwa scene against Megananda (Putra Ravana) then the kecak dancer will be divided into 2 parts, as Sugriwa troops and Megananda troops. In ubud8 you can find the Legong Ramayana Dance with or without the kecak. This up to the explanation because in Ubud, the Balinese people believe they have so many talented artists since the old time. Ubud will never disappointing you for this kind of activities.

Some tips for you while watching the Legong Ramayana Dance in Ubud. Please arrive a little Early if you want the front row seats, because as already explained before this attraction is very popular in ubud so many people will come and see even though so many places offering the same attraction. Please bring the camera when you enjoying this attraction in ubud. As we know, for now a days, it’s better to record anything while you can so you will never leave with regrets. Especially you already come so far a way to reach Ubud.

When you watch the Legong Ramayana Dance in Ubud its really important to follow the story from the brochure. This is because they will not provide the English translation while you watch it. People in Ubud wants to make it as pure as possible for the sake of culture. The story has a deep meaning so it’s better to not translate it into another language. In Ubud they usually give you the brochure before the dance started. The last tip for this attraction is Be prepared to sit for a while. The story is a long story since it an ancient story, so it will make you sit for a while. If you are worried about getting thirsty during the performance, don’t worry. Most of the place in Ubud offering the drinks for the customer. I can promise you that this is something that really worth to watch when you are visiting ubud.

During your Bali Ubud Tour, make sure your body always in the healthy condition. If you need a shot for your vitamin during your stay in Ubud you can visit hydro medical clinic to seeking the right IV vitamin for your body, in there you will be handled by a professional health care, and they will make sure that you will get the best treatment for your health. Even you can try to using your insurance too, they will be happy to help you to check whether your insurance will be work or not. Hydro Medical Clinic also can provide the on call service for you, where they can go to your stayed place as long as its reachable for the team.

Be brave to explore more place during your stay in Ubud to create more good photos and don’t forget to interact with local people. During your stay in Ubud, It’s better to stay in local’s guest house so you can live with them and having a good interaction with them. It will make your tour in Ubud becoming more unforgettable. Ubud will offering you so many memories to be blessing of. Happy holiday in Ubud!

Author: Rosa